Briefings and responses

On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all political affiliations on issues of concern and relevance to local government ahead of debates in Parliament. The most recent of these can be found here, as can the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries, such as those held by Select Committees.

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Dementia care services

A number of health and wellbeing boards are actively prioritising dementia and promoting dementia friendly communities.

Public Health Funding

The removal of the public health ring-fence is important if we are to take full advantage of the relocation of public health to local government.

Care Act phase two reforms

On 1 July the Chair of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP.

Quality and viability of the residential care sector | House of Lords

Debate in light of the Government's decision to delay the implementation of the care cost cap.

Care homes in England | House of Commons

Local government still faces additional financial burdens meaning further savings are required.

The ability of the National Health Service to meet present and future demands | House of Lords

There is cross-party consensus within local government that integration is the only way to achieve a sustainable and effective health and care service.

NHS and Social Care Commission | House of Commons

Adult social care needs to be on a sustainable financial footing and the pressures on the system need to be properly understood.

House of Lords debate on the elimination of HIV infection in the UK

Local government has collaborated with health and community partners to make the best use of resources, and ensure people receive the necessary advice and treatment when needed.

The challenges in the current system of social care | House of Lords

The absence of additional funding for social care will have knock-on effects on the viability of providers and the sustainability of the NHS.

Sustainability and Transformation plans in the NHS | House of Commons

Since March (2016), the establishment of 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans has continued apace, with each required to draft proposals to transform local health and care services.

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